Saturday, March 5, 2011

Put your hands in the air...

The move has made everything so hectic, this is the first time that we’ve moved with the boy underfoot.  It was surprisingly easy, thanks to family and friends things pretty much went off without a hitch.  We had help entertaining Cheetah, heavy lifting, unpacking, and cleaning.  For now we are presently on an unending quest for things that are taped up in boxes and we are wearing a path in the cement from the garage to the house.

Due to the stress of the move Cheetah has developed a fun new habit that has to be stopped.  The school has had to institute a ‘hand check’ rule, it seems Cheetah can’t seem to keep his hands off of the family jewels.  It’s all the time; standing in the store, riding in the car, watching tele, and eating any meal. 

It’s like he has the cure for cancer in there but just can’t seem to shake it loose.  We have tried the whole ‘do it in private’ talk, and the ‘put your hands in the air for a minute’ punishment.  Nothing seems to be working, I wonder if there is a book at the library that could point us all in the right direction.

The only saving grace during all the hooplah has been Mardi Gras.  We are able to take breaks from unpacking and penis talk to; yell our heads off for some cool loot, enjoy good food, get in some time with friends,  enjoy rides, and let’s not forget the cotton candy.

Cheetah’s school has closed for Lundi and Mardi Gras which means a 4 day weekend for me and plenty of time to catch up on laundry and harvesting empty boxes

A little of topic but very exciting…

Over a year ago I read an article the stated that a family could save over $400 a year by owning a bread machine so of course I had to add one to my ‘wish list’. This past weekend the Smith family received an AWESOME house warming gift from my fabulous Aunt.

We received a top of the line Cuisnieart Convection Bread machine, and as I sit here I am making my first loaf of bread.  I had no idea it would be the easy, who knew you could just throw all the ingredients in, press start, and boom…BREAD! 


  1. Making your own bread is awesome! No advice on the family jewels issue....good luck with that.

  2. oh, i've always wanted a bread machine, but with my undying attraction to carbs combined with a hefty weight problem, it didnt seem like a good idea. i got a juicer instead. i haven't unpacked it yet :-(
    as for the jewels problem ... does it itch? does it hurt? does a doctor need to see it? must protect the family jewels ...
    maybe THAT'S it -- don't call them the family jewels, cheetah's just trying to protect his heritage!!!!
    grins - aunt G.

  3. If I had to guess I'd say it's probably akin to thumb sucking just a bit more awkward. Just keep being patient with him like we all know you are. You'll all make it through!
    PS - Jealous of the bread maker - doesn't it make your house smell divine?